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by pcmag

Published October 28, 2009


This is episode 190 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 190:
Apple Takes On Windows 7, Google and Bing Indexing Tweets, Netflix Streaming Only Overseas, and more...

What's new in Episode 190

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOm.com
Chris DiBona, Open Source Program Manager, Google
Mike Elgan, Columnist, Computerworld

The Topics:
Windows 7 in Apple's Crosshairs

Apple has unleashed a flurry of anti-Microsoft advertising as Windows 7 is just getting established. Is Cupertino a little worried?

Google and Microsoft Indexing Tweets

Google and Microsoft have announced that they have integrated Tweets into their Bing and Google.com search results, reports PCMag. Do we want this in our search results?

Netflix Streaming Only Overseas

This is the day the US Postal Service has dreaded--the beginning of the end for Netflix mailers. The company is unveiling streaming only movie service overseas, and reports that on-demand viewing is way up in the U.S.

Psystar Launches Mac Cloning Tool

Mac clone maker Psystar is selling a utility that lets owners of generic PCs install and run Apple's Snow Leopard operating system. It's dubbed Rebel EFI. Does this company have it out for Apple or what?

Mozilla's Ultimate Inbox: Raindrop

Mozilla's Thunderbird team has been working on software called Raindrop that aims to unify communications channels such as e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter into a single interface. Is this a good idea?

Topic links:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10381704-71.html?tag=pop
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2354570,00.asp
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/netflix_to_launch_streaming-only_servicebut_not_in_the_us.php
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9139828/Psystar_launches_Mac_cloning_tool
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10382208-264.html


Run time 31:10
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Credits

John C. Dvorak

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